The Other Side of the Story - The Mechanech-Mechanic

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The Other Side of the Story - Giving People the Benefit of the Doubt

A person who fixes cars is called a mechanic. In Hebrew, a person who educates is called a mechanech. In the following story, an auto mechanic unwittingly educates one of our readers about judging favorably. So, let's call him in this story...

The Mechanech-Mechanic

I had an appointment to have my car serviced but had to cancel the appointment. Later that day my car broke down and required expensive work.

I later thought about the number of times in the past that I joined in with persecuting auto mechanics for cheating and being untrustworthy. I realized that if I had taken my car in for the routine service, I would have incorrectly blamed it on the mechanic when it later broke down. I never would have believed that the car broke down on its own; I would have suspected foul play.

An Ohrnet reader in England

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Based on "The Other Side of the Story" by Mrs. Yehudis Samet, ArtScroll Series

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